Saturday, January 14, 2017

NFL dreams carry 6 from Grambling to HBCU all-star game

GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- All-American wide receiver Chad Williams will get the bulk of the NFL Draft attention among Grambling players during the next several months.

This weekend, however, six departing Tiger players get their shot to further their career in the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl, a showcase game in Virginia Beach that features 110 players from 53 HBCU schools around the country, ranging from the FCS level to NAIA programs.

Wide receivers Verlan Hunter and Dominique Leake, running back Jestin Kelly, offensive lineman Trey Goins and defensive backs Guy Stallworth and Jameel Jackson will suit up for the Pride roster Sunday at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

"It's huge because any time you get a chance to put your product out there and play in front of NFL scouts, there's always a chance you can possibly get an opportunity out of it," Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs said. "At the end of the day, all you want is a chance, you want an opportunity. This is another one of those opportunities."

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